Building Safety Department Services

Building Safety Department Services

The City of Angola Building Safety Department supports the safety and quality of life for our residents and visitors to the City of Angola through our application and use of the Indiana statewide code of fire safety laws and building laws. The permitting and inspection process promotes high quality design standards as well as the conservation, rehabilitation and efficient reuse of existing Class 1 and Class 2 structures in the City of Angola.

Issuance of construction permits and inspection of construction is one way the City of Angola Building Safety Department regulates compliance with the statewide code of fire safety laws and building laws.

The City of Angola Building Safety Department conducts fire prevention inspections of all existing Occupied Class 1 structures every year by the City of Angola Fire Marshal. The process is designed to cause all existing Class 1 and Class 2 structures in the City to be safe for occupancy. The safety of occupants is our primary concern for having construction and fire prevention codes.

The Building Commissioner also serves as the City of Angola ADA Coordinator with assistance from the City Engineer and all other applicable City of Angola Department Heads.

Building Construction Permits

There are many important reasons to obtain required building construction permit(s) and to obtain inspections for your construction project. Your permit allows the City of Angola International Certified Code Officials to reduce potential hazards of unsafe construction and to provide for the public health, welfare and safety. By following Indiana statewide code of fire safety laws and building laws and adopted standards, completed construction projects will meet minimum safety standards which will be less likely to cause injury to you, your family, and your friends or future owners.

Building Construction Permit Application (PDF)

Building Construction Permit Application (Word)

Electronic filing Building Construction Applications and Plans

Building Construction Permit Fee Schedule

Building Safety Department Services

Responds to citizen inquiries and requests

  • Assist citizens with City site improvement review and approval process
  • Works closely with all City, County, and State Departments that regulate site improvements for the construction of Class 1 and Class 2 structures 
  • Administers the City of Angola Building Code Ordinance
  • Administers the City of Angola Fire Code Ordinance
  • Administers the City of Angola Dangerous Building Ordinance
  • Administers the City of Angola Sexually Oriented Businesses License Ordinance
  • Provide Technical Support
  • Perform Class 1 and Class 2 Structure Plan Review
  • Issues building construction permits and other City permits
  • On-Site Construction Inspections
  • Fire Prevention Inspections
  • Underground storage tank installations and removal inspections
  • Energy Code Compliance
  • Approval of Alternative Methods and Materials
  • Expeditious Permit Processing
  • Coordination of the Permit Process with Other Departments and Government Agencies to Ensure That the End Product Meets the Needs of the Community
  • Plan Review
  • Unsafe Building Inspection
  • Education
  • Sexually Oriented Businesses Administration
  • Land use Enforcement
  • Nuisance Enforcement    

Appointments?  Please call!

To request a pre-application meeting to assist in preparing your project for submittal please do not hesitate to contact the staff of the Building Safety Department.

Phone Calls?

For questions about specific properties, permits, and general building construction code information, please do not hesitate to contact the staff of the Building Safety Department.  If staff is unavailable, please do not hesitate to leave a phone or email message.

Walk In?

We are available every morning to answer all types of general questions. If we happen to be out, were just a Cell phone call away.

Who issues building construction permits?

Building Construction permits are issued by the City of Angola Building Safety Department. In some situations, for example with property that is located in unincorporated areas, it is the County Building Department that is responsible for permitting. Even if your town is incorporated, some Towns have agreements in place that allow the county to issue permits.

When is a building construction permit NOT required?

Repairs and maintenance of existing construction which does not compromise Structural safety and Repairs and maintenance of existing installed systems, equipment and even replacement of existing systems and equipment with like equipment do not require a Building Construction Permit .

The Angola Building Safety Department helps make the buildings where we live, work and play safe!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

Contact Us


210 N Public Sq
Angola, IN 46703
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  • Phone: (260) 665-6846
  • Fax: (260) 665-6846
  • Phone: (260) 665-6683
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    M-F 7:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Permitting Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. till 9: a.m.

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